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CBS
Jul 14, 2011 7:00pm EDT
. the judge declared a mistrial today after federal prosecutors made a big error. they showed jurors evidence that had already been ruled off limits. clemens, one of baseball's greatest pitchers, was charged with lying to congress when he testified that he never used steroids. the judge scheduled a september hearing to determine if clemens will face a new trial. imagine this: someone will buy your home when you can no longer afford it and sell it back to you at a price you can afford. that story is next. discover customersl are getting five percent cashback bonus at the pump... and at many of the places their summer plans take them. it pays to switch, it pays to discover. is non-stop to seattle? just carry new preparation h totables. discreet, little tubes packed with big relief. from the brand doctors recommend most by name. new preparation h totables. the anywhere preparation h. >> pelley: there were a million home foreclosures in the country last year and there are will be a million this year. a lot of folks are desperate. so we asked anthony mason to look for an innovative program somewhe
CBS
Jul 11, 2011 5:30pm PDT
trying to do something big. >> reporter: the president said he understands boehner's control of the republican house is limited. >> i think he's a good man who wants to do right by the country. i think that it's a... as chip alluded to, the politics that swept him into the speakership were good for a midterm election; they're tough for governing. >> reporter: but it's time, the president said to put politics aside and make some tough decisions. >> it's not going to get easier, it's going to get harder. so we might as well do it now. pull off the band-aid. eat our peas. >> reporter: scott, the president said that failure to reach a deal could lead to another recession that could be so deep that millions more americans could lose their jobs. >> pelley: chip, stay with us as we go over to nancy cordes on capitol hill. nancy, john boehner, the republican speaker of the house, pushed back today. >> reporter: scott, speaker boehner was not swayed by the president's call for a compromise on taxes. >> the american people understand that tax hikes destroy jobs. the last thing we shoul
CBS
Jul 22, 2011 6:30pm EDT
was left at the alter. speaker boehner has pulled out of the negotiations for the big deal that would cut the deficit and raise the debt ceiling all at the same time. that negotiation is apparently over. in a letter to his colleagues speaker boehner makes his sides of the case "a deal was never reached, it was never really close. in the end we couldn't connect. the president is emphatic that taxes have to be raised. as a former small businessman i know taxes destroy jobs." which it means as of now that august 2nd deadline continues to approach. there is no deal to raise the debt ceiling, no deal to cut spending. what happens now? president obama saying he has asked tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. he wants to see boehner, nancy pelosi, harry reid and mitch mcconnell all at the white house to talk about what happens next. he says as of now time is running out and there is no way to make the big deal so he is willing to sign a small deal. extension through 2013. he will talk about that with the house and senate leaders tomorrow. so that's all for 9news now right now at 6 p.m. now if you want to
CBS
Jul 1, 2011 5:30pm PDT
by jeers from a throng of hotel housekeepers. today he walked out with a big smile on his face. multiple charges of sexual assault are still pending, but prominent defense attorneys we spoke to today, scott, said the case is all but over. >> pelley: is the prosecution saying she lied under oath? >> well, if it's determined -- we saw in the piece there were issues regarding her testimony before the grand jury. if she deliberately-- and the key word is deliberately-- lied to the grand jury, she could face perjury charges. >> pelley: the case has been a sensation in france, where strauss-kahn was once thought of as a leading contender for president. we asked mark phillips to look at the reaction there. >> reporter: there were many in france who were suspicious from the beginning of the case against dominique strauss-kahn. they resented what they saw as a rush to judgment and were appalled at the humiliating perp walk the senior figure in french politics was subjected to. but whatever the insult, strauss-kahn's political career as a potential challenger to french president nicholas sarkozy a
CBS
Jul 13, 2011 5:30pm PDT
and ended their talks on the so-called big deal, so cut the debt by $4 trillion over a decade, which he said the two men had been discussing since january. a republican source posted the -- close to the negotiate says the deals are producing little progress at this point. the white house says the president did not abruptly leave the room, he simply made his views very clear on the need to compromise, stood and said see you tomorrow. >> mitchell: chip reid, thank you very much. senior business correspondent anthony mason is here now. let's go back to the news from moody's. what exactly does that mean? >> moody threatened to do this last month. today the rating agency cited its concerns that the debt limit will not be raised on a timely basis, leading to a default on a u.s. treasury obligation. in moody's words, the risk of a short-lived default was small but rising. standard and poors put u.s. credit on negative outlook back in april citing the same concerns. this is basically another warning shot, russ, telling congress they're running out of time. >> mitchell: how soon could all this happen
CBS
Jul 22, 2011 5:30pm PDT
schieffer. well, there are two big stories in the news tonight, that explosion in oslo, and in washington late developments in the argument over how to find a way to cut the federal budget and raise the debt ceiling. we're going to begin with that story tonight. republican house speaker john boehner now says he is done negotiating with the president and will try to deal directly with senate leaders. within minutes after saying that the president came to the white house briefing room to say boehner was taking the wrong tack. >> i was willing to take a lot of heat from my party and i spoke to democratic leaders yesterday, and although they didn't sign off on a plan, they were willing to engage in serious negotiations, despite a lot of heat from a lot of interest groups around the country, in order to make sure that we actually dealt with this problem. >> schieffer: the president went on to say that speaker boehner would not return his phone call and he asked congressional leaders from both parties to come back to the white house tomorrow morning for some new talks. we're going first to the
CBS
Jul 25, 2011 5:30pm PDT
the treasury faces a big $22 billion social security payment on august 3. but recent tax revenues have come in $14 billion higher than expected. >> in other words, the treasury on august 2 is going to have more cash on hand than what it looked like before. therefore they'll be able to make that big social security payment on august. >> reporter: at most that gives the government one more week. can they go right up to the 11th hour here. >> there's a big cost going to the 11th hour because you start to spook the markets. >> reporter: former fed governor ric mishkin points out when congress at first rejected the tarp financial rescue package in 2008 the dow plummeted nearly 800 points that day. >> boy, was it a disaster. when you go to the last minute and you're basically saying, you know, don't assume that we have responsible adults, well, that actually has huge, huge costs. we've seen this happen before. let's hope it doesn't happen now. >> reporter: economists say the risk of a default is remote, but the risk of a new recession is very real. if america has to slash its spending to stay und
CBS
Jul 7, 2011 5:30pm PDT
scheduled the next big meeting with congressional leaders for sunday, just three days from now, scott. >> pelley: nancy, even if a deal is reached, it would take a couple of weeks to get a bill through the legislative process. are they already getting close to missing this deadline? >> reporter: oh, they absolutely are, scott. and that's why i think the understanding here on capitol hill is that if they can't come up with a deal in the next week or so, they're going to have to start crafting a short-term measure to avert a debt crisis for a couple of days or weeks as they continue to negotiate. it's a tactic that they used a few months ago when they were trying to avoid a government shutdown. >> pelley: and, chip, at the white house, is the white house insisting on cuts in social security? >> reporter: no, they are not, scott? the white house says social security is on the table for discussion simply because everything has to be on the table for discussion, but they are not pushing hard for cuts in social security as part of this deal. >> pelley: thank you both very much. you know, th
CBS
Jul 15, 2011 5:30pm PDT
one last plea for a grand bargain. >> we have a unique opportunity to do something big. we have a chance to stabilize america's finances for a decade. >> reporter: if the republicans continue to refuse to compromise on taxes, the president said voters will remember in next year's elections. >> i think what the american people are paying attention to is who seems to be trying to get something done? and who seems to be just posturing and trying to score political points? >> reporter: the president said he's willing to put everything on the table, including democratic sacred cows like social security and medicare, even raising the possibility of higher medicare premiums for upper-income seniors. in return, he called on republicans to agree to tax hikes on corporations and wealthy americans as part of a deal to cut deficits by $4 trillion over the next decade. republican speaker john boehner says there is no chance of that. >> there can be no tax hikes because tax hikes destroy jobs. >> reporter: boehner blamed the president for the impasse. >> we ask the president to lead, we ask h
CBS
Jul 6, 2011 7:00pm EDT
. >> the president said he prefers a big package, we all do. and i hope that there will be some kind of breakthrough tomorrow. >> reporter: scott, the president said today if they don't get a deal in the next couple of weeks, interest rates could soar, the nation's credit could be downgraded, and the economy could spiral into a second recession, or worse. >> pelley: chip, thank you. by far, the most awe inspiring pictures we've seen this week came from phoenix, arizona, where a cloud of dust seemed to swallow up the entire city last evening. flights were grounded, drivers couldn't see more than a few feet in front of their cars. folks who live in phoenix are calling it the mother of all dust storms. we've been hit by a lot of violent weather this year, and we asked ben tracy to look into why. >> reporter: this is a legitimate haboob, or dust storm. >> reporter: the giant wall of dust that swept into phoenix was bigger than most, a mile high and packing at least 60 mile per hour winds. >> we thought it was a cloud. then we got into it and it was just black. >> reporter: the dust began to gather near
CBS
Jul 29, 2011 6:30pm EDT
,000 died from it. new research shows that a big problem may be that almost no one gets the recommended treatment. here's dr. jon lapook. >> think it's ready? >> yup. >> reporter: six years ago, adam schaffer was enjoying thanksgiving with his family until... >> i went to the bathroom and there was a whole bunch of red and it was very scary. >> reporter: he was just 44 years old. the doctors diagnosis floored him. >> he says "you have bladder cancer." and you could feel the room spinning. >> reporter: his first doctor removed the tumor but did not follow up with standard recommended treatment. failure to follow guidelines is dangerously common and one reason bladder cancer survival has not improved in 25 years says u.c.l.a.'s dr. karim chamie. >> if we were to get a report card based on our performance with these guideline measures i would say we bead failing. >> reporter: for the first two years after finding early bladder cancer, doctors are supposed to test the urine for abnormal cells and examine the inside of the bladder every three months. they're also supposed to fill it with an
CBS
Jul 8, 2011 5:30pm PDT
was a false alarm. the big clock rolled once again. >> going for main engine start. >> reporter: despite lingering concerns about potential rain and lightning-- >> liftoff, the final liftoff of "atlantis." >> "atlantis" roared toward the heavens. >> the space shuttle spreads its wings one final time for the start of a sentimental journey into history. >> reporter: rocketing into the clouds, the shuttle headed for its sunday rendezvous with the international space station, the shuttle carried 10,000 of pounds of equipment and supplies to the space station, enough to last through 2012. >> "atlantis" go at throttle up. >> reporter: a camera on the external fuel tank focused closely on the heat shield on the belly of the orbiter. a preliminary analysis revealed no worries, no indications that the vulnerable insulating tiles suffered any debris damage on launch. for nasa, this was a textbook start for the end, because when "atlantis" comes home, the 30- year shuttle program will be shut down, a sobering reality that tempered today's celebration. of course, there is still plenty of work to do
CBS
Jul 4, 2011 7:00pm EDT
and if they agree to a big $4 trillion deal large enough that they would be able to agree to those tax increases. the problem for the white house is the clock is ticking and time's running out. >> pelley: nancy, is there anything on the books in terms of meetings with the president and the house and senate leadership? >> there's nothing right now, scott. in fact, all you hear is a lot of heat going back and forth. the president saying congress needs to get to work, republicans saying we're workinging, if you want to meet with us, come on down to capitol hill and meet with us. the senate has canceled its entire fourth of july recess, they were supposed to be gone all this week. instead they're going to be here starting tomorrow but it's very unclear what they're going to be doing because the president doesn't actually have any meetings scheduled with the top republican negotiators. >> pelley: of course, on this july 4 it's a day for parades and we saw a lot of presidential candidates in parades today. there was mitt romney in new hampshire. we saw michele bachmann in iowa. and i wonder, john, if
CBS
Jul 18, 2011 7:00pm EDT
this time of year the peach would be ripe and it would be that big. >> reporter: at ham orchards in carroll, texas, the signs of drought on this peach farm are obvious. >> they're beginning to stress, these young trees are, with these yellow leaves, inside the tree. >> reporter: dale ham has been a peach farmer for 32 years. has the drought cost you any none? >> yes. a lot. we're having to water 24 hours a day and it's costing us money in fuel, in electricity. >> reporter: he's not alone. severe drought conditions are spread across 14 states. in texas, the period from february to june was the driest since 1917. it may take a hurricane to make things right. until then, ranchers like jim mccord are left high and dry. >> we're in survival mode. we're just trying to survive and do the best we can until conditions get better. >> reporter: but even then relief could be temporary. climate models show another la nina could be forming. the weather phenomenon in the pacific ocean keeps the south drier than normal. that means drought conditions could be on tap again next year. back at ham orchards...
CBS
Jul 27, 2011 7:00pm EDT
? >> the biggest threat is assassination. >> reporter: but getting out on the street is a big part of the job. we went on a walking tour of kandahar's markets. crawford advised i'd be safer wearing a berka. are you used to wearing local clothes? >> i am now. >> reporter: i certainly got a different view of life through a vail. but not the protection we had hoped for. the crowd started stoning us. another stone was just thrown at me. ow! >> hey! knock it off! >> reporter: have you got that before-- ow! we're still getting stones thrown us. >> no, that's the first time. >> reporter: it can be a painful process but working through cultural misunderstandings is part of the job. in this case, the crowd may have mistaken me for an afghan woman walking with foreign men. >> this is a segyigated society. >> reporter: the arrigan hands colveers volunteers commit to six years in the program, including two yearlong deployments in afghanistan. >> it's like nothing else i've ever done in my career. >> reporter: the idea is to create a core group of regional experts. there are roughly 400 serving in afghanistan
CBS
Jun 30, 2011 5:30pm PDT
a week. >> paypal accounts. >> reporter: cyber crime is now a big industry. >> we have credit card numbers that can be sold here. >> reporter: f.b.i. agent keith mularski showed us how stolen bank accounts and credit card numbers are now sold on up to 40 black market sites, like this one in bulgaria, complete with electronic shopping carts-- just like many internet sites. >> we went to the site and just registered a user name and put in a password and we got access to it. easy as that. >> to be a disciple of the lord... >> reporter: as for the diocese of des moines, its prayers were answered when the $680,000 was eventually covered by insurance and its bank. pittsford was not so fortunate; it's recovered less than $5,000. because while banks often reimburse individuals, groups like towns and churches find it far more difficult to collect. scott, the f.b.i. says hackers attempted to steal $230 million last year alone. >> pelley: armen, if you're a church or a small business, is there anything you can do to protect yourself? >> reporter: well, there is. the experts tell us the best t
CBS
Jul 19, 2011 5:30pm PDT
affordable, offer more flexibility. >> i don't miss property taxes. i don't miss big utility bills. >> reporter: jonathan fitzgerald sold his five bedroom suburban house two years ago and moved to an in-town apartment. his mortgage was $12,000 a month, his rent is $4,500. >> now i want to be closer to the office, i want to be close to my friends and all the restaurants and places that i go to on a regular basis. >> reporter: it's a trend developer rick caruso noticed years ago. he builds outdoor malls based on old urban models: retail below, apartments above. >> this is a cultural shift with the dollars following. net positive for the economy. net good for the economy. >> reporter: since the recession, caruso has invested $260 million in apartment projects. he's banking the apartment boom won't slow down any time soon. bill whitaker, cbs news, los angeles. >> schieffer: europe's most active volcano has surged to life again and it is quite a show. mount etna in sicily is blasting lava hundreds of feet into the air. molten rivers are flowing down its slopes. so far nearby towns appea
CBS
Jul 20, 2011 5:30pm PDT
hotter. american airlines struck a big deal today, in fact it was the biggest in aviation history. it's going to spend a reported 38 billion to buy 460 new jets from the world's two biggest airplane manufacturers. but is it a good deal for passengers? maya rodriguez takes a look. >> reporter: when it comes to making airplanes there are no fiercer rivals than buying and airbus, but today they had to share and stage and enthusiasm for the record deal with american airlines. >> i never thought i'd see a back drop with airbus and boeing and american on it, but we have it today. >> reporter: the new planes will begin rolling out by 2013. and will help overhaul americans' aging fleet. american airlines president tom horton says his airline will be the youngest and one of the most fuel efficient in the country. >> this is all about improving our economics and improving our product. >> reporter: american airlines, which lost $286 million in spring, has been hit hard by rising fuel costs. the deal is a major coup for airbus, the european company had not done business with american since the 19
CBS
Jul 28, 2011 5:30pm PDT
billion a year funding bill for the f.a.a. the old one expired friday. that hits every big weak spot in the economy: jobs. 70,000 construction workers and 4,000 f.a.a. employees furloughed. stimulus: 150 airport construction projects stalled. the deficit: $200 million a week in ticket taxes lost because the f.a.a. has no authority to collect them. there are two main staking points. democrats want to make it easier for airline and railroad workers to unionize, republicans don't. and republicans want cuts in so-called essential air servic services. essential air service pays $163 million tax dollars for airlines to fly on little-used routes that might otherwise shut down. in a cbs news investigation, we took one government subsidized flight from washington to virginia's shenandoah valley. we found just four passengers on board and the plane went on to west virginia empty. today transportation secretary ray lahood urged congress to solve their disputes. >> and for all of my friends on capitol hill who give speeches everyday about jobs, the importance of jobs, putting people to work, thi
CBS
Jul 19, 2011 6:30pm EDT
and the district, where a bible camp trip took a big turn for the worst. >>> i'm scott broom in garfield park southeast washington where this afternoon a huge branch fell down on some kids from a vacation bible camp from the people's church. >> i had a dream that the tree fell. >> i thought someone was getting shot. >> it was the biggest branch of a grand old tree. children and counselors from a
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